Before he took over reshoots and post-production on Justice League, Joss Whedon jumped from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the DC Extended Universe when he signed on to write and direct a standalone Batgirl movie.
After his duties on Justice League are complete, Whedon is expected to start working on Batgirl for the DCEU next year. During an interview with IGN Live, DCEU co-producer Geoff Johns revealed that Whedon will focus on the new film in the new year:
“But for Batman what I will say is that Batman is more than just Batman and, you know, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen, you know, an expansion of that universe, and Batgirl – we are doing Batgirl with Joss Whedon, it’s going to be super exciting. He’s going to start that next year, and that’s just the start.”
So it looks like fans may be getting a Batgirl movie a little sooner than many expected. The DCEU is on a roll with exciting filmmakers like Patty Jenkins, James Wan and David F. Sandberg in the fold. With Whedon now part of the team, it all hides well for the franchise’s future.
Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
20 Actresses Who Could Play Batgirl In Joss Whedon’s DCEU Film
The DCEU continues to evolve and grow their cinematic universe, with some great announcements for the franchise this year. In addition to a Nightwing movie in development, we also got a kick ass Justice League trailer which gave us all sorts of goodies for the upcoming film, showing that the DCEU is continuing its course correcting of their cinematic universe and no longer playing catch up with their friendly competition. The cherry on top came this week with word that Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as the former script doctor/creative consultant for Marvel Studios, is in talks to direct a solo Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films.
While details are scarce, it will focus on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon (who will be played by J.K. Simmons). Rumor is that we will get a hard-edged storyline echoing the “New 52” version of the character after she survives a spinal injury featured in The Killing Joke.
So who could possibly be playing the new heroine? As of now, no one is attached to the role, but there’s plenty of young actresses ripe for the role. So let’s take a look and a few who could absolutely nail the role. Click Next to take a look!